This book is a collection of traditional recipes from the different regions of India. Karen presents popular and delicious recipes from Goa, Hyderabad, Kerala, Bengal, Delhi, Maharashtra, Kashmir and ujarat and also the Parsi community. There is a chapter on street food, although these are not exactly Grandma's recipes, they are definitely a significant part of India's food culture. Mouth watering recipes of Vadapav, Bhelpuri, Panipuri, Dahi-Sevbatatapuri and Kanda Bhajia are among the main attractions in this section
Karen was born in Mumbai, grew up in London and was educated in England and Paris. As a journalist, her columns and articles on food in The Times of India and other top periodicals drew a wide and faithful audience. Her culinary career started with a successful catering company that evolved into a gourmet academy. The Karen Anand brand stands for premium, quality products in India. The range includes whole fruit preserves and marmalades, salad dressings and specialty sauces. With several books and three successful food shows (on Star World, CNBC and Star One) under her belt, she was recently awarded the prestigious Food & Spirit Award from the French government.